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A Simpkins Adventure: Montville
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A Simpkins Adventure: Montville

This past Monday was a bank holiday here in Queensland. And even though it was raining, I decided not to waste it inside. I have wanted to visit Montville pretty much since we moved here over four years ago but it’s not really Rob’s thing, so I decided to go solo and I had a lovely...

On Recipe Journals
Recipes

On Recipe Journals

I have what may seem a slightly odd question for you today. Do you have a recipe journal? No? Then why not? I do, and this is why… In this age of Pinterest, blogs and Instagram, recipe journals may seem a little redundant but in much the same way I will never give up books for a Kindle (even...

May Goals
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May Goals

I can’t believe that, as I write this, there are only a couple of days left in April. And that, in less than a month, I will be 31. Thirty was not what I expected, in the slightest. And most of the goals I set for myself to achieve in my 30th year didn’t happen. But I’m okay with...

Book Review: Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs
Books

Book Review: Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs

Happy Monday friend! How are you doing? I’ve been super busy of late, getting my freelance business off the ground and also thinking about restarting a wedding blog with a friend! Now onto the book! Here’s the official blurb: Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of...

Book List: Romance Novels
Books

Book List: Romance Novels

Hey you! It’s been a little while hasn’t it? So let’s catch up, shall we? You’ve probably noticed I’ve changed my Instagram theme since we last spoke – and I am loving it! So you’ll now see that reflected in the images on here. If you want to get the same...

My Nighttime Routine
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My Nighttime Routine

Okay, this may seem like a totally random post given that I usually talk books, bookshops and baking BUT aren’t we all multi-faceted women who think and talk about a lot of things? I was actually talking with some friends the other day about how my evening routine is so much more set than my...

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Recipes

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Happy Sunday lovely! How has your weekend been? I made these yesterday as well as lasagna for dinner last night and if you’re looking to do some baking today, make these! I promise you will adore them – they make your home smell like heaven, and they taste amazing! Plus, they’re...

April TBR List
Books

April TBR List

I know, I know, I’ve got so many posts to write! But going self-employed can really take it out of you, apparently, who knew! So I’m going to do my darndest to catch you all up with books, lists and recipes just as soon as I can so be prepared for mass posting! But to kick us off, I...

April Goals
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April Goals

I know it’s not quite Easter yet, but I’m signing off for the weekend soon and I wanted to share these before I went. March was a busy month around here (though it may not seem it!): I finally started self-employment, which is terrifying and exciting all at the same time, and I finally...

My Favourite Easter Recipes
Recipes

My Favourite Easter Recipes

I can’t believe it’s just over a week until Easter! I am so excited! I have to say, after Christmas, Easter is my favourite holiday. I think it’s because, for me at least, it’s all about family. Preparing the food in the days before, painting eggs, waking up to find a trail...

Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Books

Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

I actually read this in February and I can’t believe it’s taken me until now to write the review for it – my bad! So anyway, here’s the official blurb: The Tattooist of Auschwitz¬†is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz...

My Autumn Book List
Books

My Autumn Book List

There’s something about Autumn that just screams reading. The nights are drawing in, the temperatures dropping and there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. For me, Autumn and September usually go hand-in-hand. My brain still works in September-August years rather than...